Jonathan is a father of one, Jake, a Creative Strategist and go-getter delivering out-of-the-box solutions and client experiences with an edge. He lives by the mantra: ‘The customer is king. Understand how to better solve their problems’. An extrovert by nature, Jonathan can be described as a ‘dynamo blaze’. With his high-octane personality, he specialises in motivating and inspiring customers and stakeholders to align with his big-picture views and creative projects. Jonathan is the Founder of Dads Road Trip and Pitch & Woo both of which we will talk about today
Key Points of Interview
Type of Dad
Jonathan describes himself as a father that is always checking in on himself.
In trying not to get too cross with him by understanding that he is just two years old, Jonathan finds that laughter is the overarching result.
Jonathan strives to be a father that his son will be able to come to and speak openly to and is laying the ground work early.
Jonathan discusses the relationship with his father and how a disconnect appeared at age 15 and did not reconnect until his early 20’s. A recent project allowed Jonathan to build on his relationship.
Tell the story about your transition between being without Children to being a Dad?
Jonathan has always wanted to have children and found the transition into fatherhood natural.
Not knowing prior to birth the sex of the child, Jonathan discusses in primal reaction to seeing a son for the first time.
What struggles did you have with the transition and a time where you may have felt like you messed up?
Prioritising has never been an issue, but Jonathan has found the lack of time to be one of the bigger struggles.
Tell me the story about how you and your partner created balance in your relationship? Ensure you get time together.
Jonathan saw his wife across a crowded party and asked one of his friends to get a number – as he says the rest is history.
Jonathan believes the key to maintaining a great relationship is communication. He believes that you need to come together to solve whatever problems arise and that all resentment needs to be dealt with early or it can lead to relationship breakdown.
He reminds us all of the need to represent a cohesive relationship to your children.
Respect is a big element of the Krywicki relationship.
Jonathan also reiterates the need to respect one another for who you are and not try to change the other person. Too many people want to change the other and it just does not work.
Jonathan reminds us that Divorce is so common and too easy – the easy way out. We made a commitment for good times and in bad and we need to remember this.
Pitch & Woo
Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur (oddly enough in the Dad & Marriage/Relationship space) and throughout the discussion we talk about some of his entrepreneurial initiatives, the first of these is Pitch & Woo – a business that helps guys plan and carry out amazing, often unusual wedding proposals.
Head on over to Part 2 of How to Build A Community with Jonathan Krywicki where we get straight into the amazing story of Jonathan’s marriage proposal.